Posted by JanL on February 27, 2018
Summit County, Colorado is a special place to celebrate the end of ski and snowboard season and welcome springtime. From triathlons to bluegrass concerts to drag shows, spring break in this mountain community is never boring. Bring your skis, bikes, and costumes, and be prepared to experience the magic and fun-loving spirit of Summit County. This small mountain community is full of big surprises.
Check out these exciting events through March and April below:
Have some family fun while snowshoeing Frisco Nordic Center’s breathtaking trails to raise money for breast cancer research. The Susan G. Komen® Colorado’s Snowshoe for the Cure offers a “Lil Stompers Dash” (ages 6-17), and a 3K or 5K option for adults. A pancake breakfast and hot chocolate will be served! Check out the event site for registration and donation information.
Warren Station Center for the Arts in Keystone will host an evening of authentic Colorado bluegrass. Grab drink specials from Warren Station bar and settle in for what Westworld Magazine deems “The Best Bluegrass in Colorado.” Tickets can be bought online for $19.
Pick up your Breck Pride badge in the Tarn Room in The Village of Breckenridge for special discounts and offers throughout the week. The kick-off party starts Wednesday the 7th at 8 p.m. at The Dredge. On Thursday the 8th, don’t miss the Slifer Smith and Frampton Après Ski event at the Pioneer from 3-6 p.m. Specialty cocktails and complimentary appetizers will be served. From 7-9 p.m., the Breckenridge Gallery will host a cocktail party featuring Western-inspired fine art and culture. Drag Bingo at Kenosha’s kicks off at 9 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Frisco Brewski happy hour ski tour will be held at the Frisco Adventure Park and Frisco Nordic Center. All ages are welcome, and costumes are encouraged. Prizes and refreshments will be given out and beer will be provided by Colorado Breweries. Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for youth 20 years old and younger before March 1. Visit the official site for more information and to register.
Recommended for experienced skiers, this is North America’s highest ski mountaineering race in the Ten Mile Range near Breckenridge Ski Resort. There are long course and short course solo or duo men and women’s categories. A post-race party and awards ceremony will be held at Napper Tandy’s at 2:30 p.m. with a meal and beer included. Visit The Five Peaks site to register.
Don’t miss G. Love and Special Sauce’s first appearance at Warren Station. Tickets will sell fast to see these music icons who have been touring the country for 25 years. The opening act is Ron Artis II & The Truth, a singer-songwriter with a passion for multiple genres including blues, flamenco, soul, and jazz. Buy your tickets here.
You can participate in unique ski mountaineering events on Peak 8. The long course race includes ascents and descents. The short course race is ascent only. Get up the mountain using any gear you want! But you must ski or snowboard down to the finish line. Register here.
From 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Grammy winner and bluegrass legend Sam Bush will perform. The Lil Smokies, one of Colorado’s most popular new bands, will open. Drink specials will be available all night. Buy your tickets in advance for $20 online.
Located on the Sixth Senses area of Peak 6, this challenge is for the best big mountain free skiers in the country to compete for points in the ISFA series. Steep lines, tight chutes, and big cliff drops can be expected.
This first annual Rocky Mountain Country Fest promises everything from southern rock to country folk music. Country Western dance lessons will be available to all ages and skill levels. The Damon-Wooten band will perform Friday night, followed by The Slingers, and Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams on Saturday.
From 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Copper chefs compete for the best wing recipe and wine pairing, proving that wings can be “more than beer and football.” The event takes place on Copper Mountain.
To celebrate “The Power to Save the Powder,” proceeds from this event will benefit the High Country Conservation Center. A tent village in Mountain Goat Plaza will feature business that practice sustainability, as well as ski and snowboard vendors. A $10 donation is required.
A historic tour focusing on the pioneering women of the area starts at 10 a.m. Explore original pioneer cabins from the early 20thCentury and learn about Frisco’s origins. Reservations are required. Call the museum at 970-668-3428.
See Copper Mountain after dark with a ride up a chairlift followed by a gourmet buffet. Beau Thomas provides live, soulful music throughout the evening. After dinner, enjoy a starlit run back down to Center Village under the night mountain sky. Book here.
The Easter Bunny is visiting Molly Hogan and Wrangler with 5,000 eggs to hide! Kids on skis will search on a beginner trail at Wrangler, and kids on foot will head to the bottom of Molly Hogan. Time is TBD.
5,000 Easter eggs will be hidden for children eight years and younger to find on Main Street. The hunt begins at 12 p.m. after the Easter Bunny rings the schoolhouse bell. Bring a camera for visits with the Easter Bunny before and after the hunt.
Copper’s World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt
Featuring hunts for all ages (including adults!) this event features 65,000 eggs, with 15,000 eggs plant-based and biodegradable. The event supports the reduce, reuse, and recycle movement. New this year is an Easter breakfast with character Rainbow Fish at 8 a.m. in the conference center. Find more information and buy tickets in advance here.
This all-day event is held on the Cimarron trail on Peak 10. Racer tickets are $60 per day and can be purchased at The Maggie Restaurant at the Village, located at the bottom of the Quiksilver chairlift. One, two, or three-day tickets are available.
Dress to impress in your favorite costume to compete for prizes and giveaways. Enjoy pond skimming, live music, and the Slush Cup. Registration for the Slush Cup starts at 10 a.m. at the Keystone resort. Past categories have included Best Costume, Best Crash, and Best Overall.
Celebrate the end of ski season and the arrival of spring with Red Bull SlopeSoakers and awesome music. Festivities kick off at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday the 14th at the Burning Stones Plaza at Copper Mountain.
This 3rd Annual event will raise funds for injured mountain action sports athletes. Wear throwback gear like one-piece snowsuits! Fundraising is recommended but not required. All participants find their own pledges for donations. The event starts at 8 a.m.
This pseudo-triathlon celebrates springtime in Breckenridge. For many it is the last day on skis and the first day back on a bike. Different categories include serious competitors or those just looking for fun. Register online or in person at Mountain Outfitters at 112 S. Ridge Street, Breckenridge.
The Breck plunge pond skim closes out the ski and snowboard season. See if you sink or swim surrounded by a cheering crowd. Get points for outfit choice and successfully skimming the pond. The more crazy and creative, the better! Located at Peak 8 Base at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
This concert series features Black Dog, a Led Zeppelin cover band. Music is from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Mountain Goat Plaza. The event is free and family-friendly. The free Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin on Saturdays and Sundays at :55 after the hour until 4:55 pm.